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Gateley Plc

SHIP CANAL HOUSE, 98 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4WU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 836 7700
Fax:
Fax 0161 836 7701
DX:
14317 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Andrew Buchanan

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7702
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Corporate and personal insolvency.

Position

Andrew is very experienced in corporate insolvency, corporate reconstruction, transactional insolvency, restructuring, asset based lending, advice to distressed companies and insolvency acquisitions. Andrew has over the years advised extensively upon directors’ duties at a range of household names in the automotive, retail, manufacturing and professional services sectors. He has undertaken a significant amount of work in the distressed corporate sector for a range of private equity companies. He has acted in relation to numerous high-profile insolvencies such as Allsports, TVR, MG Rover, Moben, Dolphin, Sharp, Amtek, Plaxton Coaches, Ilford, Oceans Furniture, Sofas (UK), Silent Night, La Tasca Restaurants, Living Room Bars and Restaurants and Baumatic. Over the last two or three years, Andrew has conducted a significant amount of work in the distressed legal sector, including acting as solicitor manager of Halliwells, and acting in relation to Linder Myers, Challinors, Cobbetts, Ashton Fox, Tandem Law, Marsden Rawsthorn and Barnetts.

Career

Qualified 1987; Halliwells LLP 1999-2010; Gateley 2010 to date.

Member

R3.

Education

Stockport Grammar School 1973-80; Sheffield University (1980 – 83 Law 2:1 (Hons)); Trent Law School (1985 Pass).

Leisure

Andrew enjoys spending his leisure time in the North of Scotland.


North West: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Buchanan - Gateley Plc

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

Gateley Plc's ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ team regularly handles contentious insolvency work including provisional liquidations, corporate fraud, and offshore litigation. The team advised Specialist Print Services as buyer in the pre-packaged sale of SPS Print Group and advised Bilta (UK) and its liquidator Grant Thornton UK in long-running litigation in which Bilta claimed that its directors, in conspiracy with others, directed most of the money due to Bilta to other parties, leaving it insolvent.  Andrew Buchanan  heads the firm's national restructuring team, which includes Stuart Tait, who  ‘not only explores the necessary legal complexities of the situation but also keeps an eye on the best likely commercial view in terms of outcome’. Also recommended are legal director Gavin Clarke, who handles a range of restructuring mandates, senior associate Danielle Haston, who is active in complex project litigation, and Aneesh Prasad (also a senior associate), who advises on distressed transactional projects.

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